The Soul of the Net's

Soul Fanzines

I've listed the ones I know about - please write to me if you think I'm missing something. I've added a short description of the ones I read - that doesn't mean that the others are not as good.

Beatin Rhythm
Editor: Pete Smith
Address: Flat 1, 13 Albany Road, St. Leonards On Sea, East Sussex TN38 0LP England
Phone: (44) 1424 426166

Specializes in 60's British releases, but lately covers also US releases, also many good reviews of current CD's.

Detroit City Limits
Editor: Graham Anthony
Address: 103 Buxton Rd, Chaddesden, Derby, DE2 4JN England

In The Basement
Editor: David Cole
Address: 193 Queens Park Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9ZA England

Great, professional magazine, with in depth interviews, articles and discographies, regular columns, plus the most extensive coverage of new CD releases, both new soul and reissues.



Juke Blues
Editor: Cilla Huggins
Address: P.O. Box 148. London, W9 1DY , England.

Fax ; +44 171 2862993 E-mail

This one is for those who like their soul on the bluesy side, says Irish correspondent for Juke Blues Mr. Martin Goggin. A glossy mag dedicated chiefly to the blues but lately with more and more soul interest soul.

Ladies of Soul
Editor: Chris Williams
Address: 40 Pinewood Road, Spinney Hill, Northampton NN3 2RB England

Love Music Review
Editor: Andrew Love
Address: 15 Rochester Close, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 1XT England

Address: Manifesto, Po Box 313, Gloucester, Gl1 5yw, England
Phone: (44) 1452 300894

June 1999: Frank Wilson story and interview ... is it true that the man has got a box full of Do I Love You originals in his attic? Find out the truth! (he's hasn't).

Northern Essence
Editor: Pete Coulson
Address: 34 Lobelia Avenue, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0EQ England

Issue five out January 1999 and includes in the 64 pages, inerviews with jerry williams and brenda holloway, the lou johnson biography, tobi lark profile,cornelious brothers and sister rose profile, label guide (wand) extensive venue reports, whats on, record reviews, letters and more, mag is available by subscription at ?12 for four issues includes p&p or ?3.50 per issue inc p&p

Rare Soul Review
Editor: Tim Brown
Address: Anglo-American Ltd. PO Box 4, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 6DA, England
Phone: (44) 1706 818604 e-mail:

From one of rare soul music's prime collectots, comes a new fanzine dedicated to vinyl 45 reviews, mainly of obscure records unavailable on CD. Each review is accompanied by a value estimate. Most reviews written by Tim himself, with a Funk section by Adam Leaver. Volume 1 featured artist is Roosevelt Grier. Subscriptions: 15 ($24 outside UK).

Shades of Soul
Editor: Derek Pearson
Address: 30 Henry St. Thornton, Bradford, West Yorks BD13 3JE England
Phone: (44) 1274 830019 e-mail:

One of the veterans. In depth coverage, discographies and articles on artitst/labels, mainly northern soul but also other types of soul. Issue 27 out March 1998: Volt 4000's listed, other label features: Mica, Memphis, Maurci, Weis, artists: Jean Plum, Clyde Browm, soul in spain feature, 45's LP's and CD reviews by Andy Whyte, Eddie Hubbard, Roger Banks to name a few, Dean Anderson interview, venue reports and more.

Soulful Kinda Music
Editor: Dave Rimmer
Address: 12 Winchester Rise, Dudley, DY1 2SE England

Soul Express
Address: Box 4 00821 Helsinki Finland

English language magazine from Finland, the emphasis is on current mainstream soul, but there's also good coverage of Deep Soul, both old and new.

Soul Galore
Editor: Dave MacCadden
Address: PO Box 84, Lancaster LA1 2GG England

Soul Renessaince
Editor: Martin Bradley
Address: 26A Stafford Road, Cannock WS12 4PB England

Soul Serenade
Editor: Joe M
Address: 14 Foxborough Way , Foxborough Lucan Co. Dublin Ireland
Phone: Ireland (0)1-6211496

Dublin, Ireland Soul fanzine.

Soul Upnorth
Editor: Howard Earnshaw
Address: 19 Rectory Drive, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, HD5 0JT England

Soul Underground
Editor: Mark "Big Daddy" Bicknell
Address: 23 Hindley St. Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire OL7 0BX England
Phone: (44) 161 343 3368

Recently upgraded from stapled xeroxes to printed magazine format. Plans to go bi-monthly in 1998. Wide coverage of mainly northern soul, lots of ads for events and record dealers, current CD reviews.

Tracks To Your Mind
Editor: Tim Ashibende
Address: P.O. Box 694, Stoke On Trent, ST4 2BA England

UK Vibe
Editor: Steven Williams
Address: 3 Brighton Place, 54 Alchester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham, England

Vintage Soul
Editor: Pete Nickols
Address: 31 Strathmore Drive, Verwood, BH31 7BJ England
Phone: (44) 1202 822069

The best coverage of non-northern 60's and 70's soul. Some northern stuff too, but the emphasis is on deep soul, Memphis, Muscle Shoals and the south, and other non-northern 60's/70's soul. Spring 99 edition includes Chips Moman Story vol. 3. Interview with Otis Clay and as usual a big CD review section.

Voices From The Shaddows
Editor: Rod Dearlove
Address: PO Box 2, Patrington, Hull HU12 0YU England
Phone: (44) 1964 631457 - fax 631458

Covers all aspects of real soul, 60's to 90's with a focus on current independent/deep soul.

Whispers Gettin' Louder
Editor: Steve Jackson
Address: 17 Hollybush Way, Linton, Cambridge, CB1 6XH England

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